Keeping chickens can help reconnect young people with their environment, food and animals in both urban and rural settings.
– Text © omlet.co.uk
Classes have been encouraged to visit and handle the chickens. Class London Bridge have been responsible for the chickens since they were eggs in the summer 2019 term.
The rescue chickens have arrived from the British Hen welfare Trust. Students from Class London Bridge have been learning about animal welfare and what happens in a battery farm.
Our new chickens have a new home at Charlton Park Academy and we are using recycled material – shredded school paper – for the hens to lay their eggs on. Plus, they are already walking up and down their ladder, which is a new object for them due to their time in a battery farm.
We are excited to be having an #AnimalWelfare day with @ZooLabUK in February. We will have workshops around bees, chickens and dogs. This was made possible by the @JPFoundation Award – #Inspiring #Education (images: our chicken🐔 and bees🐝) pic.twitter.com/rMdkkgOaPC
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) January 13, 2020
Our new chickens have arrived – they were originally from a battery farm but have come to us via the British Hen Welfare Trust. They are a little nervous and adapting to their new home but we already have three eggs! https://t.co/qEhQMzfcJJ pic.twitter.com/tkAz60r9iG
— CharltonParkAcademy (@CharltonSch) October 7, 2019